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Posts Tagged ‘WeChat’

  • SimbaPay establishes digital link between Kenya and China

    November 29, 2018 • East Africa, Online & SocialComments Off on SimbaPay establishes digital link between Kenya and China

    A recently formed digital economic link is the implementation of African start-up SimbaPay launching Kenya and China instant payment service. Kenya’s Family Bank and London-based financial technology firm SimbaPay have launched an instant money transfer...

  • WeChat recently partnered with InterContinental to open a smart hotel in Shanghai.

    The WeChat hotel experience of the future

    November 25, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on The WeChat hotel experience of the future

    WeChat recently partnered with InterContinental to open a smart hotel in Shanghai. What makes this hotel “smart” is that users can book rooms, check-in remotely, and use their phones as key cards – all on the WeChat app and without any help...

  • Big news for SnapnSave users

    September 16, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Big news for SnapnSave users

    SnapnSave the South African cash back shopping app, has broken into new territory by giving its users over R1million in cash since its launch just over 1 year ago. SnapnSave, gives shoppers cash back on everyday shopping items, simply for snapping their till...

  • WeChat Africa plans to invest R50 million in tech startups

    December 2, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on WeChat Africa plans to invest R50 million in tech startups

    WeChat Africa plans to invest 50 million South African Rand in tech startups in Africa, to support local entrepreneurs and technology innovations. WeChat Africa will identify promising tech startups, via an application and selection process, and support their...

  • WeChat introduces digital wallet service in South Africa

    November 27, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on WeChat introduces digital wallet service in South Africa

    At an exclusive event, which was held in Johannesburg South Africa, WeChat revealed that it has extended its features with the introduction of a digital wallet service. According to the company, like a physical wallet, you can securely store your bank cards...

  • M4JAM

    WeChat Africa invests in micro-jobbing platform M4JAM

    February 19, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on WeChat Africa invests in micro-jobbing platform M4JAM

    WeChat Africa, a joint venture between Naspers and Tencent, has invested in South African micro-jobbing platform M4JAM (Money for Jam). According to WeChat Africa, this investment follows the success of the platform’s launch on WeChat back in August 2014....

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    Video Interview: “Africa’s mobile future is exciting” – Brett Loubser

    October 14, 2014 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, Video, West AfricaComments Off on Video Interview: “Africa’s mobile future is exciting” – Brett Loubser

    IT News Africa caught up with Brett Loubser, WeChat’s head of Africa, at the Tech4Africa conference – which was held at the Sci Bono Centre in Johannesburg. Recently, IT News Africa also spoke to Gareth Knight, creator of Tech4Africa in order to...

  • Microjobbing service Money for Jam takes off in SA

    August 21, 2014 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Money for Jam (M4JAM) has officially launched across South Africa, on the WeChat platform. M4JAM is a microjobbing service that gives NGOs and government organisations a new way to crowd source information and interact directly with the South African public....

  • WeChat throws hat in African ring

    March 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on WeChat throws hat in African ring

    Instant messaging platform WeChat has risen to prominence over the last year, and with the dominance of WhatsApp and BBM on the continent, the company is well aware of the hurdles ahead of them. Representatives from WeChat were recently in Johannesburg, and...

  • WeChat launches for Mac

    March 13, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on WeChat launches for Mac

    WeChat, a mobile social communication application for smartphones, has released ‘WeChat for Mac’, available in both English and Chinese for Mac OS X 10.7(Lion) and above. The newly offered version gives WeChat users an enhanced cross-platform experience...

  • WeChat users increase by an alarming 379%

    February 2, 2014 • Online & SocialComments Off on WeChat users increase by an alarming 379%

    WeChat, the leading mobile social communication application for smartphones, tops the GlobalWebIndex (GWI) Social Q4 2013 report in terms of growth with a record of 379% increase of users during the period of Q2 to Q4 2013. GlobalWebIndex, a market research...

  • SA’s Mxit appoints CEO

    September 20, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on SA’s Mxit appoints CEO

    South African mobile social network, Mxit, has appointed Francois Swart as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Swart stepped into the role of acting CEO in October 2012. Shareholder Paul Harris says, “Francois has been the de facto CEO for almost a year now...

  • Our top ten stories of the week

    July 27, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Our top ten stories of the week

    As we near the tail end of the third quarter of 2013, we see increasing levels of competition amongst mobile service providers for the attention and business of consumers. We also continue to witness the relevance and impact of technology in markets...

  • WeChat now available for Nokia Asha smartphones

    July 24, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on WeChat now available for Nokia Asha smartphones

    Mobile social communication application, WeChat, is now available on the Nokia Asha Touch family of smartphones. WeChat enhances user social interaction by supporting exchanges of text, voice, emoticons, and photos with their friends over a mobile or data...